Scholarships

International House offers over a quarter of a million dollars annually in full and partial scholarships to international and Australian students, and for both new and continuing students.

Scholarships recognise academic ability, financial need, or contribution to the community. Some scholarships are awarded to students in specific degrees; or from specific countries or regions, including regional Australia. Other scholarships are open to any student, studying at any university in Victoria.

The majority of our scholarships cover or reduce accommodation fees, but we also offer scholarships to fund travel for volunteering opportunities, and bursary grants which can be used for any purpose.

To apply for a scholarship:

Scholarships awarded in 2022

Undergraduate accommodation fee scholarships - for students new to International House

Domestic Scholarships

  • For Commerce students   
    Commerce at International House: Full fee, one-year accommodation fee scholarship          
    Domestic student from regional Australia, studying Commerce at the University of Melbourne. Special Entry Access Scheme, financial disadvantage. Awarded with the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics.
  • For students of any degree   

    Weickhardt Academic Performance: $7000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship  
    Entrance domestic undergraduate student at the University of Melbourne with the highest school-leaving results (ATAR).

International Scholarships

  • Accommodation fee scholarships   

    Vi and Pete Peterson: $10000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship          
    International undergraduate student, demonstrates financial need, academic performance, potential community contribution.

    Richard Cullen and Siu-Kuen Chan: $7000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship
    International undergraduate female student, from China (including Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan); demonstrates financial need, academic performance, potential community contribution.

    Mavis Jackson Academic Potential: $5000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship  
    Entrance international undergraduate student with the highest academic performance for school leaving results (ATAR equivalent).

General Scholarships (Domestic or international students)

  • Accommodation fee scholarships   

    Friends and Alumni of International House: $14000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship. Two entrant scholarships awarded.
    Domestic or international undergraduate student;  demonstrates financial need, academic performance, potential community contribution.

    2022 International House: $7000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship. Three entrant scholarships awarded.
    Domestic or international undergraduate student;  demonstrates financial need, academic performance, potential community contribution.

    Returners scholarships—for students continuing to study at International House

  • Accommodation fee scholarships   

    1964 Alumni: $5000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship          
    Domestic undergraduate student who demonstrates Financial need,  academic performance,  community contribution

    Andrew Lee: $14,000, two years accommodation fee scholarship. Two scholarships awarded.
    Domestic or international undergraduate student, who demonstrates financial need, academic achievement, contribution to the community.

    Donovan-Johnston: $2500, one-year accommodation fee scholarship. Eight scholarships awarded. International undergraduate student, who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement.

    Friends and Alumni of International House: $14000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship. 
    Domestic or international undergraduate student;  demonstrates financial need, academic performance, community contribution.

    Julian Gardner: $1000, one-year accommodation fees scholarship          
    Domestic or international student, who demonstrates financial need, academic achievement community contribution.

    Lyndal Pascoe: $5000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship
    Domestic undergraduate student, who demonstrates financial need and community contribution.

    Mavis Jackson Academic Performance: $5000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship          
    Second highest academic performance at the University of Melbourne in previous academic year.

    Peter Reade: $1000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship  
    Domestic undergraduate student, demonstrates financial need, academic performance, community contribution.

    Richard Cullen and Siu-Kuen Chan: $7000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship
    International undergraduate female student, from China (including HK SAR, Taiwan) who demonstrates financial need, academic achievement, contribution to the community.

    Sundarason: $7000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship
    Domestic or international undergraduate student; demonstrates academic achievement and community contribution.

    Vi Peterson: $2000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship          
    Domestic or international student, who demonstrates financial need, academic achievement community contribution.

    Weickhardt Academic Performance: $7000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship              
    Highest academic performance at the University of Melbourne in previous academic year.

      • TravelGrants    

        Global Citizenship: $5000 to participate in a humanitarian project in Australia or overseas
        Domestic student, who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement.

        TASC: $2000 to volunteer at Bamboo School in Thailand. Two travel grants awarded. 
        Domestic student, who applies for volunteer role.

    Information about Scholarships

    • All scholarships are awarded for the full academic year 2022.
    • Domestic students include Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand citizens. International students are considered students who pay international fees for the purposes of scholarships.
    • Entrance scholarships are only offered to students who have not already commenced university studies in Australia or overseas.
    • Students apply for scholarships by submitting a single application form, and will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
    • Potential community contribution to International House is demonstrated through prior contributions in school, volunteering or community service.
    • Scholarships are fee reduction scholarships applied proportionally across the payment schedule.
    • All scholarship holders are required to achieve a minimum average of 65% in Semester 1 2022 to retain their scholarship into Semester 2.

    "International House has been amazing in fostering an incredibly supportive environment for all of us, taking care of us and encouraging us to do things to take care of ourselves, both mentally and physically. I've made friends I know will last a lifetime and I've had experiences I would never have had otherwise. It’s been one of the greatest experiences of my life so far and I wouldn’t change it for the world."

    Abbey Milligan (Bendigo, Australia)

    Clifford Family Scholarship awardee 2019 - 2021

    "I believe diversity and cross-cultural connection is so important for bettering ourselves. Learning and understanding other backgrounds and experiences is so valuable and International House provides that opportunity, for all students across the globe to meet and create a community that supports one another. I am so thankful for the scholarship, which has given me the opportunity to leave my small country town, attend university and the invaluable experience of college life. It has changed my life and given me an opportunity to excel and strive to better myself and build a successful future."

    Bryce Owen (Mallacoota, Australia)​

    Dawn Wade Scholarship awardee 2019 – 2021​

    “The supportive and encouraging atmosphere at International House made me feel like I could find a home away from home and make lots of new friends - which certainly did happen! It really does feel like you're being supported every step of the way through your academic journey. Coming from Sri Lanka, getting a scholarship at International House has enabled me to settle down and find my roots in a place that provides nothing but love and support. Without the scholarship, I probably would not have been so at ease settling down into Australia, and it has helped my family immensely.”​

    Pranavie Vijayakumar (Sri Lanka)​ ​

    Mavis Jackson Academic Potential Scholarship awardee 2019​

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